Reputation makes you rich or makes you poor; Character makes you happy or makes you miserable. (William Hershey Davis, author)
Davis continues, “Reputation is what men say about you on your tombstone; Character is what angels say about you before the throne of God.” Public figures are often greatly concerned about what people think of them, their reputation. But what is most important is that their reputation reflects character and integrity. That will win the approval of both men and God.
Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 22:1)